Archive | April 2015

Another Embellished Event

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“There is a fountain of youth: It is our mind, our talents, the creativity we bring to our life and the lives of people we love.”

~Sophia Loren

This is another card I made two years ago at one of our very first Stamping Peace workshops.  It was made with the soon to be retired Embellished Events stamp set.  This set has it all…flowers, Christmas, baby, wedding bells, anniversary glass of champagne, a birthday cake and all the coordinating sentiments.  A classic!  : )

Love and Sympathy

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“I have found that if we love life, life will love us right back.”

~Arthur Rubenstein

Good Morning and Welcome Back to Stamping Peace!  Hope everyone had a great April School Vacation Week.  We were busy cooking all week…Joseph cooked eight meals (one more to go!) for his Cooking Merit Badge for Boy Scouts.  He served a meal at the Salvation Army and says he wants to go back to “the restaurant.”  : )  What did you think of the snow on Friday morning?  Hopefully that was the end of the long winter, but I heard we’re getting hail this afternoon!   Today’s card is one that I saw on Mary Fish’s blog last Friday, and just loved it.  I needed a sympathy card, so immediately CASED it.  I love that about our hobby…everyone shares so when we don’t have time to sit down and think, we can copy and share!  The card is made with the Love and Sympathy stamp set that will be retiring at the end of the month.  It’s one of the sets that is a “classic” in my mind…it will never go out of style.  I’ll be putting in an order tonight, so if you would like this set, or any of the retiring products, just give me a call!

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Starburst Framelits

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 “May we live all the days of our life.”

~Jonathan Swift

  So many memories as I go through my Media Gallery, looking for past projects made with soon to be retired products.  This card, made with one of the Starburst Framelits, was made in the spring of 2014 after our nephew was diagnosed with cancer. He lived over in Holland, hence the tulips! (He passed away right before Thanksgiving this past fall.)  We never know what tomorrow brings, so if you don’t have the Starburst Framelits, just let me know and we’ll get them ordered before they are gone forever! (page 231,  2014-15 Annual Catalog).

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Embellished Events

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“Very much within our reach, and meant for us to share, once-in-a-lifetime moments, encountered everywhere.”

~Grace E. Easley

Embellished Events was the very first stamp set that I purchased as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, and this card made with it was the very first card that we made at a Stamping Peace workshop.  It was about six months after we began workshops that this blog came into being, so this card never made it into the spotlight.  It’s one of my all-time favorite cards, and stamp sets.  Embellished Events is on the retiring list, so if you don’t happen to have it and would like to add it to your collection, just let me know and I’ll put in an order before it is all sold out! (Page 105, 2014-15 Annual Catalog).

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Stay tuned for more memories as I search my Media Gallery for projects made with retiring products…

The Road Less Traveled

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“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

~Robert Frost

I saw this design on Stampin’ Connection but after I made it, I wondered if it would look less traveled with just one bike?  This is the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set and the sentiment is from the new Adventure Awaits stamp set.  I used a white gel pen to make the lines around the edges.

It is school vacation week so I’m not sure how often we can get together this week.  I’ll be working on the Cooking Merit Badge with Joseph…he has to plan, shop for and cook nine meals.  He’ll also be serving a meal at the Salvation Army.  I may be a little bit heavier when I return!  : )

Ahoy!

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“Finish each day and be done with it.  We have done what we could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as we can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  We shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with our old nonsense.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I got the water right on this card…it’s not flowing up and down like it was on our card below!  : )  This card has a clear window sheet behind the opening on the front, and the sentiment is stamped on the inside of the card…a great little porthole!

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There was a problem with yesterday’s post…this was the card…

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The Adventure Begins

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“Spring hangs her infant blossoms on the trees. 

Rock’d in the cradle of the western breeze.”

~William Cowper

Good Morning!  This is another card with the new “Adventure Awaits” stamp set.  It’s hard to see, but I used a white gel pen to cover up the glue lines.  The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder.   It is for a forestry student from the University of Maine who has just joined the staff of our son’s landscaping company (on the lawn mowing arm of the company).  I don’t think there are any bloopers on this card, and I was so excited to discover the perfect paper for a forestry student!

P.S.  I just learned something…when you open a post, don’t click on the name of the picture, but on the name of the post. (Ha!  I learn something new every day…)  : )

Calm Seas

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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

~Amelia Earhart

This is the new “Adventure Awaits” stamp set.  We’ll be using it at next months stamping classes.  I started playing with it yesterday and can you see the big blooper I made on this card, which was tweaked from a Patty Bennett design?